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Israel Oriental Studies, Volume 17

Dhimmis and Others: Jews and Christians and the World of Classical Islam

Edited by Uri Rubin and David J. Wasserstein

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Israel Oriental Studies

Israel Oriental Studies, Volume 17

Dhimmis and Others: Jews and Christians and the World of Classical Islam

Edited by Uri Rubin and David J. Wasserstein

Islam has always had ambivalent relations with Judaism and Christianity, as also with Jews and Christians. The awkwardness of their character has been accentuated by the creation and perpetuation, on all sides, of partial and ill-intentioned images during the middle ages and by political developments in the modern period. Since the beginning of serious modern study of Islam in the west, these relations have found an important place in scholars’ interest, partly because many of those in the west who have studied Islam have been Jews, with a natural attraction to an interest in those topics which affected Jews and other minorities in the Islamic environment.

 

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Islam has always had ambivalent relations with Judaism and Christianity, as also with Jews and Christians. The awkwardness of their character has been accentuated by the creation and perpetuation, on all sides, of partial and ill-intentioned images during the middle ages and by political developments in the modern period. Since the beginning of serious modern study of Islam in the west, these relations have found an important place in scholars’ interest, partly because many of those in the west who have studied Islam have been Jews, with a natural attraction to an interest in those topics which affected Jews and other minorities in the Islamic environment.

In this volume, we have tried to assemble a collection of papers which reflect something of the diversity of the problems offered by this range of relations. We have also attempted to reflect, in the variety of the papers and the topics discussed in them, the rich variety of approach adopted by scholars over the last century and a half of such study.

Israel Oriental Studies has ceased publication with volume 20.

Introduction

ON THE WORDS FOR ‘JEW(S)’ IN ARABIC - Simon Hopkins

DID MUHAMMAD CONCLUDE TREATIES WITH THE JEWISH TRIBES NADIR, QURAYZA AND QAYNUQA? - Michael Lecker

LES TROIS MENSONGES D’ABRAHAM DANS LA TRADITION INTERPRETANTE MUSULMANE: REPERES SUR LA NAISSANCE ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT DE L’EXEGESE EN ISLAM - Claude Gilliot

APES, PIGS, AND THE ISLAMIC IDENTITY - Uri Rubin

SIRK AND ‘IDOLATRY’ IN MONOTHEIST POLEMIC - Gerald R. Hawting

SAHRASTANI ON THE MAGARIYYA - Steven M. Wasserstrom

CHRISTIAN SUCCESS AND MUSLIM FEAR IN ANDALUSI WRITINGS DURING THE ALMORAVID AND ALMOHAD PERIODS - Maribel Fierro

THE MUSLIMS AND THE GOLDEN AGE OF THE JEWS IN AL-ANDALUS - David J. Wasserstein

EXCERPTS FROM THE ABRIDGMENT (AL-MUHTASAR) OF AL-KITAB AL-KAFI BY ABU AL-FARAG HARUN IN ARABIC SCRIPT - Nasir Basal

JEWISH CONVERTS TO ISLAM IN THE MUSLIM WEST - Mercedes Garcia-Arenal

Book Reviews

IGOR DIAKONOFF: ARCHAIC MYTHS OF THE ORIENT AND THE OCCIDENT - by Daniel E. Gershenson

J.C.E. WATSON: SBAHTU! A COURSE IN SAN ANI ARABIC - by Moshe Piamenta

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